- The definition of normal is regular, natural or staying with the general standard.
An example of normal is a human temperature of 98.6.
- Normal is defined as the usual or the average.
An example of normal is the general amount of goods that a company makes each year.
normal definition by Webster's New World
- conforming with or constituting an accepted standard, model, or pattern; esp., corresponding to the median or average of a large group in type, appearance, achievement, function, development, etc.; natural; usual; standard; regular
- Biol. occurring naturally: normal immunity
- designating or of a salt formed by replacing all the replaceable hydrogen of an acid with a metal or metals
- designating or of a solution which contains an amount of the dissolved substance chemically equivalent to one gram atom of hydrogen per liter of solution
- designating or of a fatty hydrocarbon, the chain of which is continuous rather than branched, in which no carbon atom is united directly to more than two others
- Math. perpendicular; at right angles
- Med., Psychol.
- free from disease, disorder, or malformation; specif., average in intelligence or development
- mentally sound
Origin: Classical Latin normalis ; from norma, a rule: see norm
- anything normal
- the usual state, amount, degree, etc.; esp., the median or average
- Math. a perpendicular; esp., a perpendicular to a line tangent to a curve, at its point of tangency
normal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical: normal room temperature; one's normal weight; normal diplomatic relations.
- Biology Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
- Abbr. n or N Chemistry a. Designating a solution having one gram equivalent weight of solute per liter of solution.b. Designating an aliphatic hydrocarbon having a straight and unbranched chain of carbon atoms.
- Mathematics a. Being at right angles; perpendicular.b. Perpendicular to the direction of a tangent line to a curve or a tangent plane to a surface.
- a. Relating to or characterized by average intelligence or development.b. Free from mental illness; sane.
- Something normal; the standard: scored close to the normal.
- The usual or expected state, form, amount, or degree.
- a. Correspondence to a norm.b. An average.
- Mathematics A perpendicular, especially a perpendicular to a line tangent to a plane curve or to a plane tangent to a space curve.
Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin normālis, from Latin, made according to the square, from norma, carpenter's square; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.
- norˈmal·ly adverb
normal - Computer Definition
- Conforming to an accepted, usual, or typical form, model, or pattern.
- In geometry and mathematics, the transverse or perpendicular, i.e., a right angle, which is 90 degrees from a plane or surface. Frankly, this seems decidedly abnormal to me, as I have known a lot of people who seemed to be at right angles compared to normalcy. See also counterintuitive, critical angle, out-of-phase, and total internal reflection.
normal - Medical Definition
- Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical.
- Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
- Occurring naturally and not because of disease, inoculation, or any experimental treatment. Used of immunity.
- Of, relating to, or being a solution having one gram equivalent weight of solute per liter of solution.
- Of, relating to, or being an aliphatic hydrocarbon having a straight and unbranched chain of carbon atoms.
- Of, relating to, or characterized by average intelligence or development.